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Chavista Strongman Cabello Accused of Plotting to Murder Senator Marco Rubio

Chavista Strongman Cabello Accused of Plotting to Murder Senator Marco Rubio”

United States intelligence authorities received information in July about "an order to kill" Senator Marco Rubio emitted by Diosdado Cabello, arguably the second most powerful Chavista in the Venezuelan regime after dictator Nicolás Maduro, The Miami Herald reported on Sunday, August 13.

According to the Herald, "the death threat" against Rubio "was outlined in a memo to several law enforcement agencies disseminated last month by the Department of Homeland Security". Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a fervent critic of the South American country's government, according to intelligence obtained by the US last month.

Sen. Marco Rubio introduces Alex Acosta, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Labor, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017.

According to the report, officials believe Diosdado Cabello, a top Venezuelan government official, may have already hired "unspecified Mexican nationals" to carry out his assassination plan. Nevertheless, Senator Rubio's security has been strengthened in recent weeks.

He is now a powerful political operative who exerts considerable influence over the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela. Rubio assassinated", though it also warned "no specific information regarding an assassination plot against Sen.

Last week we reported that Rubio's security detail had been increased, but neither Rubio's office nor the Capitol Police would comment.

"The U.S. believes Cabello controls all of Venezuela's security forces".

Rubio has been vocally outspoken against Venezuela, once referring to Cabello as the "Pablo Escobar of Venezuela".

The government's heightened state of alert was prompted by a back-and-forth Twitter war between Rubio and Cabello. "Mine will be next to the people defending the fatherland!"



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